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Resignation of Trevor Sargent contrasts with that of Willie O’Dea – Ó Caoláin

23 February, 2010 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Commenting on the resignation of Minister of State Trevor Sargent, Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said the Taoiseach should not go through the ‘charade’ of a reshuffle:

“The resignation of Trevor Sargent contrasts with that of Willie O’Dea. The former Minister of State for Food acknowledged that he acted wrongly and consequently resigned. Trevor Sargent has acted appropriately in stepping down. Minister O’Dea had to be dragged twice through the courts and through the Oireachtas before he was eventually forced to resign.

“The Taoiseach should not now go through the charade of a reshuffle to fill the vacant Cabinet and Minister of State posts. This entire Government, which is totally discredited, should now resign.” ENDS

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